Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Selecting our FY 11 Information Warfare Officer (IWO) Captains


Precepts for the FY11 Captain Selection Board from the Secretary of the Navy on 8 January 2010 offer a 60% opportunity (nominally 12 selections) for IW selection to Captain.

20 Information Warfare Commanders are in the primary (IN ZONE) category for consideration. The board has an opportunity to consider those ABOVE and BELOW the zone, as well. Here are the officers who are IN ZONE for the FY11 Board (in alphabetical order):

BOSLEY MICHAEL D XO NIOC Hawaii
CHOW LYNN TYAN
** CHRISLIP CHRISTOPHER A CO, NIOC Sugar Grove, WV
CONNER MICHAEL A
DODGE WILLIAM ALLEN JR CO, NIOC Whidbey Island, WA
** ELAM DONALD EMMET
** ERTEL THOMAS M XO NCDOC
** HANSEN ANTHONY P
LOPEZ BARBARA LYNN
** LOPEZ BRYAN S CO, NIOC San Diego, CA
** MORENO WILLIAM KENNETH
** NEMEC KARLA JOY
** POWERS DOUGLAS A Former CO, NIOC Whidbey Island, WA
** PUGH JOSEPH PETER
ROLLINS LAMIA
TRICE GEORGE FRANCIS JR
** WEEKS KENNETH LEON III CO, NIOC Misawa, JA
** WELDON STEVEN G Former CO, NIOC Denver, CO
YOUNG DONNA MARIE
ZIOMEK KEVIN D

** denotes the individual was selected. Chad Acey was also picked. He was above the zone.
The Navy must focus on the skill sets mandated by current needs and on developing the professional competencies required in our future leadership. The Navy and joint force leadership needs to be comprised of a diverse blend of officers that have excelled in both traditional and specialized career paths. Give due consideration to demonstrated performance and expertise in the competency/skill areas listed in order of significance below:

Competitive Category: Information Warfare (161X)

1. Cyber Operations and Planning
2. Joint Experience
3. Learning and Development

NOTE 1: Best of luck to this fine group of Commanders and those above and below the zone who will be considered for our most senior leadership positions in the Information Warfare Officer community and the broader Information Dominance Corps. CAPT SEAN R. FILIPOWSKI, CAPT KATHRYN M. K. HELMS and CAPT DONALD P. DARNELL were the IW Captains who sat this selection board.

NOTE 2: Last year's selectees were notified in late April. So, we can begin the 90 day countdown now.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seems like this is violating some kind of privacy act law to me.

Still Ridin' Bareback said...

Proven leadership trumps all other attributes, but the cornerstones of experience and technical expertise in a global cyber warfare environment completes the promotion criteria basics when selecting those best qualified to become four stripers!

Anonymous said...

My best wishes to CMDR CHRISLIP anyone that has served with/for him
has walked away a better sailor.

dd said...

I wonder how the new Information Dominance Corp is going to affect IWO selection for O-5 and O-6 positions. Will the core career paths remain viable, sea duty will always be keystone but beyond that I feel it is very gray (pun intended).

Concerned IWO said...

Privacy act? I hope you realize that NPC posts, for nearly all officers, the full name, designator, and SSN LAST 4 in publicly available message traffic. By Navy directive, the last 4 is not considered protected information.

I cringe when I call up a bank or utility company and they ask for my name and last 4 as authentication. Not to mention that, with the last 4, obtaining the rest of the SSN might be as simple as knowing a person's approximate date and place of birth.

If our adversaries ever get serious with information warfare, I would be highly concerned about targeted attacks on service members and their families.